If you're interested in a career in the fascinating and challenging world of drug design, this is the course that will take you there. Rather than presenting just one of the disciplines used in the field, this postgraduate degree, unique in Europe, blends the subjects you need - biomedicine and pharmaceutical science - into one comprehensive course that focuses on the integration of modern organo-medicinal chemistry and molecular biology.
Your learning will be based on modern drug design practices, as used in today's pharmaceutical industry. You'll study every step involved in developing and creating effective drugs, from concept to clinic, including the theories and practical applications of chemical drug design and immunology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology. Involving discovery, innovation and application, this is a course that offers the potential of a rewarding and fulfilling career in research and development.
On graduation, you'll leave with the knowledge, understanding and practical experience you need to forge a career. You'll possess in-depth understanding of disease processes and molecular targets, and an ability to apply knowledge and theory to all aspects of drug design and biomedical science. Equipped with the ability to follow developments in the field, you'll learn to apply them to your work, and make innovative contributions to developments in the industry. Complex issues often arise in this field: you'll gain the ability to make informed judgements and effectively communicate those decisions.
* global pharmaceutical companies
* developing biotech companies
* contract drug testing
* local government
* health and safety divisions (e.g. nuclear power industry)
Duration: 3 trimesters What's involved
Based over three trimesters, the course will involve lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. You'll also undertake a research project which can be conducted in research institutions, academic laboratories or the pharmaceutical industries in the UK or across Europe. You can choose to start this course in either January or September.
Current Practice in Drug Development, Advanced Immunology, Toxicology
Research Skills - Molecular Analysis, Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Drug Design and Chemotherapy
You won't find this course at any other institution in Europe. A unique combination of the disciplines required, the course is your fastest and most effective route to a successful career in drug design. Our School of Life Sciences offers a thriving multidisciplinary environment in which ongoing active research in modern laboratory facilities promotes an atmosphere of innovation and exploration.
We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.